Truth, Lies and Second Dates by MaryJanice Davidson

September 05, 2020

Truth, Lies, and Second Dates is a sweet and sassy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson.

Truth, Lies and Second Dates by MaryJanice Davidson

Truth, Lies and Second Dates by MaryJanice Davidson

Release: December 15, 2020
Genre: advertised as Contemporary Romance but reads as a Romantic Comedy/Mystery
Dual POV: 3rd person
Steam: slow burn
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Standalone: eARC provided by the publisher

Captain Ava Capp has been flying from her past for a decade. She’d much rather leave it, and her home state, behind forever. But when she finds herself back in Minnesota, against her better judgment, everything goes sideways in a way she never expected it to.

M.E. Dr. Tom Baker has never forgotten Ava and the cold case she ran away from. When she shows up unexpectedly in town, in spite of himself, sparks fly. Which is terrible because he can’t stop his growing attraction to her. Can these two Type-A’s let their guards down and work together to put Ava’s tragic past behind her for good? And keep their hands off each other at the same time?

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TRUTH, LIES AND SECOND DATES is what you get when you mix in a little bit of everything - mystery, hilarious witticisms, ironic twists, and romance. I've never read a book where it pokes fun at itself and its characters so much, making me laugh during the most inappropriate times. When a gun is being pointed at you, I should not be giggling!

Ten years ago, Ava's best friend was brutally murdered. After tragedy struck twice, she became dependent on pills, checked herself into rehab, and took to the skies. She's now a famous airline pilot with a nutty batch of close friends. Honestly, she fits right in. So when it comes to the memorial, she tries to escape it. What happens when circumstances seem to align out of nowhere, forcing her to come face to face with everything she left behind?

It was impossible to pick a favorite part or character. I chuckled, wheezed, cackled, and guffawed my way through this read. I loved how this story and its people didn't take themselves too seriously. From Ava's irreverence to Tom's literal sensibilities to the extras that were so much more than filler, I was beyond entertained. I did want more from the romance portion, but I was easily swayed by the mystery and the comedy that will make this book a popular pick. I was pleasantly surprised by all of the wonder I was blessed with by this new-to-me author and I will definitely be on the lookout for whatever she creates next.

MaryJanice Davidson is an American author and motivational speaker who writes mostly paranormal romance, but also young adult and non-fiction. She is the creator of the popular Undead series and is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She writes a bi-weekly column for USA Today and lives in St. Paul with her family.



  1. I love a good funny romance and I have a feeling I'm really going to enjoy this one so I'm adding it to my tbr. Awesome review Nat❤

    1. Me too and thanks babe! It's not something I'd usually pick up because the cover doesn't really do it for me, but the story was incredibly good :) ❤❤


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